Today in 1808 the importation of slaves into the United States is banned.

Peter Williams, Jr.

Peter Williams, Jr.

The importation of slaves into the United States was banned by the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves January 1, 1808.

This was the earliest amendment under the United States Constitution restricting slavery.

Peter Williams, Jr., celebrated the occasion with “An Oration on the Abolition of the Slave Trade“.

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